Farewell to a Realtor, an Inspiration

I am a third generation real estate agent. The first generation, my grandfather, Elwood Dudley lost his battle with cancer on April 5, 2007. I was very close to my grandfather. He was a teacher, a friend, and the best grandpa there is. He was kind to everyone, adopting those less fortunate into the family. Over the last few weeks, I have heard countless stories from people whom my grandfather helped. He was very generous of his time, resources and energy. He made a significant impact on so many people .

My grandfather was very successful. He was one of the very first subdividers in Prescott Valley, Arizona. His developed, Lynx Lake Estates and Northridge Park Estates. He was a fantastic business man and salesman. He worked very hard to support his family but I believe his success is due in large part to his generosity to others. He was ethical, honest and kind.

I am a truly believer that by giving, you get back more. I know I learned this from my grandfather. I will miss my grandfather very much, but I am very fortunate to have known him. Although he is no longer physically here, I am still learning from the examples he set and from the stories I continue to hear about him.

Thanks Grandpa for all of the memories and all of the knowledge you have passed on to me! I know I can’t fill his shoes, but I can sure try to follow in his footsteps.